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PD: Fire burns several businesses in Globe-Miami area

Posted at 6:21 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 20:13:54-04

GLOBE — Five fire departments are working to stop a blaze that broke out, burning several buildings on a city block in the Globe-Miami area.

Fire officials received a call around 2:30 a.m. for the sighting of smoke near U.S. 60 and Keystone avenue, specifically on Sullivan Street.

At this time, it is unclear how the fire started, according to Miami Police Chief Keith Thompson. Fire fighters are working to keep the fire contained as it is still burning at the time of publication.

The area that burned is a large business center in the small Arizona town. Most of the buildings consumed by the blaze are roughly 100-years-old, and are antique and mom-and-pop stores, Chief Thompson said.

“This is typically from Thursday through the weekend is usually the busiest time for us. It’s definitely going to impact us. I know we have some events coming up here in town here within the next week or two, so yes, it’s really going to affect the way we conduct business in town,” Chief Thompson said.

Chief Thompson said one firefighter was injured during the initial start of the fire, but the injury is reported as minor.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Thompson said.

This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 for updates.